Posts Tagged ‘North London Line’

All Pepped Up!

The Class 313, which populated the North London Line for decades, has arrived on Steam for contemporary Train Simulator service! Capacity concerns in North London, plus the recent electrification of commuter lines out of Glasgow and the East Coast Main…

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London’s Turbostars

The Class 172 will be coming to Train Simulator, perfectly representing the upcoming Gospel Oak to Barking Line before it is changed forever. In 2010, Transport for London aimed to increase reliability and capacity on the various ‘Overground’ commuter routes in…

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PEP Across the Capital

In the 1970s, BREL (British Rail Engineering Limited) were developing a prototype electric multiple unit for both the Southern and Scottish Regions. Classified as the Class 445 & 446, the prototype electro-pneumatic ‘PEP’ units were meant for high density commuter…

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The Goblin Commute

The Gospel Oak to Barking Line, as it is seen today, was formed from a number of routes in North London built in the 19th Century: An Act of Parliament in July of 1862 formed the Tottenham and Hampstead Junction…

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A Fine Whine

Main image above, copyright mattbuck. Built to revolutionise suburban travel on newly electrified lines in Britain’s capital, the Class 313 was the forerunner of British Rail’s Second Generation production fleet and would start a history that is still being written to…

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The Orange Goblin

Main image above, copyright mattbuck. Stretching across North & East London, the Gospel Oak to Barking Line – affectionately known as the ‘GOBLIN’ – has grown into a major part of the extensive London Overground network; a network which has specialised in…

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